Thursday, November 04, 2010

Veterans Day : Honoring All Who Served

November 11
Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day. November 11 was at first a marker date in history : a World War I armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect at 11 a.m., November 11, 1918. Click here to read more about the early origins and later history of Veterans Day.

Library of Congress : Veterans History Project
Veterans Day is so much more than a day off from school or work. If you are on the 'net' on November 11 or before, we encourage you to take time to visit the Library of Congress online.

The LOC's Veterans History Project "makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war." Visit the Experiencing War page to access first-hand accounts from those who served.

In Observance
The library will be closed to the public on Thursday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. We'll be adding info about local and regional Veterans Day events shortly.